Rossio Square, Lisbon

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At Rossio Square, one of the main squares in Portugal since the Middle Ages, see Baroque ornamental fountains and monuments, have a coffee, and browse through a variety of colorful flowers for sale. Visit cafes that date back to the 18th century and check out the shops selling traditional pastries and spirits. See a 27 m (89 ft) column of King Pedro IV, who was also the first Emperor of Brazil. Snap photos of the 1840 neoclassical national theater, take a look around the 1887 Neo-Manueline train station, or walk along the cobblestone paths of this popular square. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Rossio Square by using our Lisbon sightseeing planning site.
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  • This is the most wonderful square. The whole plaza is laid with wave after wave of Portuguese calçada, the traditional mosaic squares of limestone and black basalt. The wavy paving plays tricks with.....  more »
  • The official name is Pedro IV Square. However, the Lisbonians call it Rossio, which means a common place. It's hard to believe, but Rossio went straight to the Tagus as it is now the Square of...  more »

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